Bad Breath Infections
Even if you are one of these people that have perfect oral hygiene, you can still have bad breath. This is
more than likely caused by an oral infection and is not so much about you brushing your teeth.
The important aspect of this is that if you have an infection that is causing you to have bad breath there
is nothing that you can do except treat the infection. Hopefully, after treating the infection, your bad
breath will disappear and you won’t have to worry about it any longer.
One of the more common infections that will cause bad breath is strep throat. In fact, having bad breath
is a symptom of strep along with the scratchy feeling in the back of your throat. Your doctor will treat
this by making you take antibiotics.
There are times when strep will go away all on its own, only giving you a few days of annoyance, other
times you will have to go in for treatment or even a possible surgery to remove your tonsils, if it’s bad
enough. Once the strep infection is gone, your breath should not be as bad as it was before.
A nasal polyp is a mass of swollen tissue in the nasal cavity and grows out of the sinuses. This will
cause you to breathe through your mouth, as breathing through an obstructed nose is rather difficult,
and results in dry mouth which causes the bacteria in your mouth to explode. With the overpopulation
of bacteria, bad breath happens.
This usually only happens with people that have chronic allergies and sinus infections and will require
corticosteroids to cure. If this doesn’t work, you may have to have surgery to remove them. Your doctor
will help you know for sure.
While these are only a few infections that can cause you to have bad breath, you must understand that
there are a variety of infections that might have nothing to do with your mouth that can cause this issue.
Most of the time these infections are easily treated and your breath can get back to what it was before
Sometimes you might have to have surgery, but don’t let that scare you.